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Academic Programs and Support

Melbourne’s Student Residential College

UC’s focus on learning will help you navigate the transition to university, and will set you up for success throughout your studies. Our extensive academic program is a huge advantage of living at UC, where students have long achieved exceptional results.

Course Related Learning

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Our Dean of Students and Dean of Studies

Our Dean of Studies is available for advice and guidance on subject selection, special consideration, course changes or other academic and career related matters.

In their first year, students are assigned a resident tutor as an academic mentor. These mentors are generally specialists in the students’ chosen study areas and provide formal and informal opportunities for assistance. Such an individualised approach ensures students are guided through the sometimes challenging early period of university study within a supportive framework. Other benefits include:

  • Access to a wide range of weekly tutorials to support your studies. Tutorials are led by approachable tutors who know you and you know them
  • Students seeking specialised one-on-one assistance or discussion around challenging course material can book a consultation
  • Peer learning opportunities with senior undergraduate and post-graduate students
  • Ten resident tutors who live at College and over 30 non-resident tutors. They are available to answer any questions relating to your course, and help you prepare for assessments and exams

Interdisciplinary Learning

Students are encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary learning opportunities that are organised throughout the year. This may include lectures, forums and fireside chats.

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Tutorials are made up of small groups and led by young, approachable tutors.

UC students are welcome to attend any tutorial, even if they are not enrolled in the subject. This offers further opportunities to connect with fellow students and learn collaboratively.

Professional Development

UC organises various events throughout the year, such as resume writing workshops, advice on enhancing your professional social media profile, conversations with industry professionals and broader networking seminars and dinners.

Mentoring is available at all stages of your academic journey and for our later year students we facilitate professional interactions with our alumni and internship opportunities. One example of this is our Pathways Dinner, where students are grouped according to their career interest and then matched on a table with the relevant professionals and lecturers. Apart from interesting discussion, these dinners are a great opportunity for networking and for gaining further career direction and inspiration.

Throughout the year, the Senior Common Room hosts a lively program of talks, where world-leading academics and thinkers share their research and bring new ideas for group discussion and debate.

Collaborative Learning Spaces

Our library and tutorial rooms are great places to study.

The Greta Hort Library is open 24/7 and features a self-check facility, computers, scanners, printing facilities and free WiFi. Library assistants are also on hand to help you find resources.

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